The Servant's Hand: English Fiction From Below by Bruce Robbins
The Servant's Hand: English Fiction From Below
Author: Bruce Robbins
Title: The Servant's Hand: English Fiction From Below
ISBN10: 0231059663
ISBN13: 978-0231059664
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 1, 1986)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1326 kb
Size epub: 1664 kb
Rating: 4.5 ✪
Votes: 317
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
A work of innovative literary and cultural history, The Servant's Hand examines the representation of servants in nineteenth-century British fiction. Wandering in the margins of these texts that are not about them, servants are visible only as anachronistic appendages to their masters and as functions of traditional narrative form. Yet their persistence, Robbins argues, signals more than the absence of the ordinary people they are taken to represent. Robbins's argument offers a new and distinctive approach to the literary analysis of class, while it also bodies forth a revisionist counterpolitics to the realist tradition from Homer to Virginia Woolf. Originally published in 1986 (Columbia University Press), The Servant's Hand is appearing for the first time in paperback.